1986 Ford Mustang Overview

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GT
4 national listings
GT Convertible
7 national listings
LX
3 national listings
LX Convertible
2 national listings
LX Hatchback
Saleen
SVO
1 national listing

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4.25 stars

Based on 35 reviews

My Little Fox Body by Joe
 — I like it because it's mine, no other reason. it aint really the greatest car in the world but it keeps me more than happy... it's really fun to drive with the 302 v8, 5 speed manual transmission, and... Read More
Great Car, Easy To Work On. Looks Great If Kept Up. by Aaron
 — I had one for a while, the head gasket was blown out and I didn't know as much as I do now otherwise I would have kept it, but the car still ran even with a blown head gasket. When I got it, it was ou... Read More
My Car by Connor
 — the preformance is fairly good i would say... the build quality is fine, it's a unibody .. the exterior colour is a midnight blue, on the inside i have NOS racing seats and the back seats are just blu... Read More

1986 Ford Mustang Overview

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1986 Ford Mustang

Although Ford did not do much with the 1986 Ford Mustang, it remains a popular car today, as it is relatively easy to tune (anybody have any more details they can provide on this?) Otherwise, the car remained pretty much the same as the 1985 model year.
The standard engine was an oil-leaking 2.3-liter I4 rated at 88 horsepower, and options included a 3.8-liter V6 (120 horsepower). An updated 5.0-liter HO V8 was now the standard in GTs, formerly rated at 210 horsepower. 1986 was the first year for fuel injection, as the 8.8 rear and TRUE dual exhaust. Horsepower went up to 225, also torque went up to 300 ft.lb., making the car quicker.
The SVO trim had a 2.3-liter I4 turbocharged engine, capable of 200 horsepower.
As for the Saleen, Ford began moving some of the after-factory improvements into its standard car, including a new spoiler package, nicer bucket seats, and a leather steering wheel. However, dealers were still required to buy cars specific for conversion which were limited to an LX hatchback or convertible.

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skwiek
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1986 Mustang Lx Hatchback 2.3l Non Turbo Atf Low On Fluid / White Smoke

I have a 198x mustang lx hatchback with the 2.3l 4 cylinder. The A/C system has been removed by a previous owner. I have noticed that every few days, my transmission fluid has been going down, and I h...

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1986 Mustang Gt Set For A Long Time Floods On Idle And Misses And Jerks Bad...

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mustang_sally
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I Got A Huge Tear On The Convertible Top Any Suggestions

i got a huge tear on the convertible top any suggestions of what to use to repair cuz i cant afford to replace the top. i just want to keep out rain and thieves at this point. where to get the materi...

2,587 views with 16 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
61wandaj
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I Have A 1986 5.0 Mustang Convertible Not Work Rust On It Need Lots Of Work...

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jjayg
5

Is There A Site For Project Cars

looking for places to sell my 86 ford mustang GT that deals with people restoring and resale of mustang fox body

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)